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Everton should make a move for Leeds United striker Chris Wood

Chris Wood of Leeds United celebrates scoring his second goal with Kalvin Phillips during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Leeds United at St Andrews (stadium) on...

Chris Wood would be a good addition to the Everton squad.

Former Liverpool player Steve Nicol has made a point on ESPN saying Everton have bolstered several areas of the pitch, but they still require a top central striker.

The Toffees have added Wayne Rooney and Sandro to their ranks, and while both of them are capable of scoring, they're not out-and-out #9's. 

Everton have been linked with strikers like Olivier Giroud, Danny Welbeck, and Andre Gray at some point during the summer transfer window, which shows the Merseyside club are still in the hunt of a central striker despite spending big on seven (eight, if we add Gylfi Sigurdsson) new players.

Wayne Rooney of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton and Stoke City at Goodison Park on August 12, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

With this in mind, the addition of a proven centre-forward is necessary, and Leeds United hitman Chris Wood could be a useful option for them.

The 25-year-old enjoyed a superb 2016/17 Championship campaign with Leeds where he became the league’s top scorer with 27 goals.

The New Zealand international is physically strong and would add different qualities to Koeman’s side. According to the Sun, he would be available at £20 million, which would represent a good value in the inflated transfer market.

Wood will jump at the opportunity to join a club like Everton, and Leeds probably will not block his way should they receive a handsome offer from the Premier League outfit.

The question is, can he replicate his form in the Premier League?

In recent years, players from lower division have made a huge impact in the Premier League – the likes of Alli and Gray comes to mind. So, there’s no reason to believe why Wood can’t deliver at this level.

His signing will be a big gamble, but at £20 million, it is a gamble worth taking.

Chris Wood of Leeds United celebrates scoring his second goal with Kalvin Phillips during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Leeds United at St Andrews (stadium) on...

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